Should You Renovate or Start from Scratch?

Mar 31, 2021


To renovate or to demolish and start from scratch? That is the question homeowners in Perth, Australia and the around world are faced with when their current abode just isn’t doing it for them anymore.

Of course, you could always sell and move but then you’d have to say goodbye to the location, neighbourhood and whatever nearby amenities you could once walk to.

So, if you want to stay put, should you renovate or start from scratch?

Read more from the Perth custom luxury home builders at Zen Living to find out.


The pros and cons of renovating

With any major investment comes pros and cons – this includes renovations. When it comes to renovating, the luxury home designers in Perth have compiled what you need to know.

The benefits of renovating:

  • You get to pick and choose what stays and what goes,
  • Many a time, you don’t have to leave whilst renovations are taking place, and
  • Renovations can be a real value adder down the track if you decide to sell.

Although in theory, renovations should be less expensive than complete knock downs and rebuilds, this often isn’t the case.

Hidden fees in the shape and form of structural engineers, council fees, skip bin hire, labour and materials can really add up, considering only select areas of your home are undergoing a facelift.

If you want to really increase the resell value, liveability and functionality, you should consider starting from scratch.



The pros and cons of starting from scratch

Starting from scratch, out with the old and in with the new, whatever you want to call it, it involves knocking down an old abode and designing and building a new one in its place.

Here are the benefits of knocking down and starting from scratch:

  • You get to stay in the location that you love, with all the modern additions,
  • You’re in control to choose a custom home design that suits your needs,
  • No maintenance, because everything is new!
  • Undeniable increase to your (new) property’s market value.

Yes, this choice will likely cost more money up-front and yes, you will have to find a place to live while your dream home is under construction, but the benefits are ten-fold.

New, sparkly, fresh and bespoke, a custom, luxury home build can be all yours, proudly and exclusively.


Zen Living build custom homes in Perth

Zen Living are in the business of building some of Perth’s best custom and luxury homes.

Why choose Zen Living?

  • We don’t compromise on quality,
  • We listen to your design needs and provided highly personalised finishes, and
  • We build single storey and double storey custom, luxury homes.

Think we only build from scratch? Zen Living also have the capacity and capability to provide beautiful, custom renovations and home additions.

So, whether you’re deciding to renovate or start from scratch, allow the team at Zen Living to turn your custom, luxury home design dreams into an awe-inspiring reality.


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